Faculty of Environment

Faculty Mentoring & Probation Process

In order to ensure that probation processes are consistent across the faculty a Working Group has developed example probation plans for grade 7 research, grade 8 lecturing and associate professor appointments. The Faculty template plans give indicative expectations for those positions. However, the process is that each probation plan must be tailored through discussion with the probationer taking into account the requirements of the role, previous experience, part-time working arrangements and development needs etc.  

A summary of probationary periods and guidance on who should take the role of probation adviser has been prepared and guidance documentation for probation advisers has also been written to make the expectations of advisers more clear. These local guidance documents do not replace the University Probationary Procedures which can be found here but they are intended to supplement the procedural documents.

We have also introduced a more structured approach to mentoring in the Faculty.  An overview of the Probation and Mentoring processes is set out here.